Academy Talk with Sean McCafferty

Editor’s note: RecentlyEric Friedlander sat down with the Red Bulls new academy director Sean McCafferty. They discuss the state of the academy and what to expect going forward. All of the stories featured are linked below.

“Excitement, and then, you know, the mind starts going to what I can be. Because I know what it was, having been around it a bit. But I’m really looking forward to what we can be”
A great strength of the Red Bulls Academy, and its successes creating effective pros, comes from full integration. From the first team to the academy, the Red Bulls’ system is implemented. First team coaches receive flexibility within the core principals…
Two of the most talked about topics among fans, and academy followers alike, are Homegrown Territories and Residency programs. For Sean McCafferty, the focus is on the present, and not putting the cart before the horse….
Last year, the Red Bulls Academy struggled to get results, and ended up only seeing one team qualify for the Development Academy Playoffs. This, among other things, led to some questioning if the Red Bulls were even a top academy any more…

About Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein is the managing editor of RBNN as well as the co-host of the Seeing Red and Raising Bulls podcasts.

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